Anthony L. Brown
Associate Professor — Ph.D., 2006 Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Anthony L. Brown, PhD is an assistant professor in the department of curriculum and instruction in the area of social studies education at the University of Texas at Austin. He also is an affiliated faculty in the area of cultural studies in education and the John Warfield Center of African and African American studies. He received his B.A and M.A. in political science from California State University-Long Beach and received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Professor Brown is a former classroom teacher and school administrator, whose scholarly interests fall into two interconnected strands of research, related to the education of African Americans. The first strand of research examines how educational stakeholders make sense of and respond to the educational needs of African American male students, as well as how African American male students understand their own learning experiences. From this strand of research, he has written several journal articles and book chapters that account for how African American males are discussed in the academic literature and how both African American male teachers' and students' experiences challenge the pervading discourses about African American males.
The second strand of research examines the existing historical knowledge about and for African American students in schools and non-school settings. From this strand of research, he recently conducted an extensive analysis of history textbooks' depiction and representation of racial violence directed toward African Americans. Within this strand of work, he also examines how African American scholars from the early twentieth century contributed important curriculum theories and produced curriculum materials often overlooked in the academic literature. His most recent projects in this area are two extensive text analysis of Carter G. Woodson's Black history textbooks and his teacher journal The Negro Bulletin.
Professor Brown is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including, the Tashia F. Morgridge Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (2005-2006) and the (2005-2006) American Educational Research Association Minority Fellowship for his research on the way African American male teachers conceptualize and respond to the socio-historical realities of African American male students. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently awarded Professor Brown the Division G-Social Context of Education 2008 Outstanding Dissertation Award.